If you’ve never been to Cape Cod in November, you’ve missed out on our late season foliage show. This week we are at peak color all up and down Route 6A and along all the country lanes. Orange, yellow and the rusty red leaves blend nicely with the bright orange of our salt marshes. We may not get the intense color of up north or even the western parts of New England, but we do have our fair share of charm. Now is the time! Don’t miss it. Ashley Manor is in a perfect location for Cape Cod leaf peeping! Another good wind and rain storm will leave the trees a bit more forlorn.
November is a busy month with Veteran’s Day on November 11 and Thanksgiving on November 22 this year. If you are here for the long weekend try to stop by the in the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne. Each grave is decorated with a flag. This labor of love is carried out yearly by countless volunteers and takes weeks. You will not leave dry eyed but everyone should experience the solemnity of this yearly event to honor our veterans at least once.
Many organizations and churches hold yearly holiday sales and strolls beginning in November. If you will be here for Thanksgiving, don’t forget to make your dinner reservations early. Did you know you could eat your holiday dinner on a train as it travels through scenic Cape vistas? Book early as it sells out every year. Also, don’t miss the lighting of the Pilgrim Monument in Provincetown on November 11. Speaking of lights, 6A lights up in Sandwich with all sorts of large light shapes, many representing businesses or characters. Check the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce page often for updated activities, sales and strolls for the month of November.